50 of the Greatest Love Quotes


Love is one of the strongest emotions ever known to any life form, if not the strongest emotion.

Whether people say it or not, everyone is in constant search for love.  Yes, even those who you think least deserve it.  Everyone wants to be loved.  In most cases, lack of love is the reason why many people demonstrate negative behaviors.

“Love perfects all things.”


One day before Valentine’s Day, check out these 50 great love quotes.  This list by no means includes all the love quotes, but it scales many generations.  Whether you have a Valentine’s or not, I hope these quotes will help inspire you to love yourself and others.

1. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.  - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

2. Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.  - Mother Teresa

3. God is love.  - 1 John 4:8

4. A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.  - Max Muller

5. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.  - Lao Tzu

6. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.  - Luke 6:35

7. The first duty of love is to listen.  - Paul Tillich

8. Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.  - Ray Stannard Baker

9. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no condemnation greater than these.  - Mark 12:31

10. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.  WIthout them humanity cannot survive.  - Dalai Lama

11. Love has no age, no limit; and no death.  - John Galsworthy

12. Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.  - John Lennon

13. I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.  - Martin Luther King, Jr.

14. Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.  - Helen Keller

15. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.  We love because he first loved us.  - 1 John 4: 18-19

16. Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.  - Karl A. Menninger

17. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and have himself for her.  - Ephesians 5:25

18. We can only learn to love by loving. - Iris Murdoch

19. A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.  - Thomas Carlyle

20. Where there is love there is life.  - Mahatma

21. If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better.  And that makes you so happy.  - Kristin Chenoweth

22. Love must be sincere.  - Romans 12:9

23. Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.  - Zora Neale Hurston

24. We waste time looking for he perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.  - Tom Robbins

25. There is no remedy for love but to love more.  - Henry David Thoreau

26. We all need each other.  - Leo Buscaglia

27. Love does no harm to its neighbor.  - Romans 13:10

28. You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.  - Anatole France

29. Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all wrongs.  - Proverbs 10:12

30. Love is a force more formidable than any other.  It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.  - Barbara de Angelis

31. A friend loves at all times.  - Proverbs 17:17

32. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.  - John 15:13

33. Keep love in your heart.  A life without it is a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.  - Oscar Wilde

34. Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love.  - Lao Tzu

35. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  - John 3:16

36. Spread love everywhere you go.  Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.  - Mother Teresa

37. Love I but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.  - Alexander Smith

38. Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”  - Matthew 22:37

39. Do all things with love.  - Og Mandino

40. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love.  - 1 Corinthians 13:13

41. Love is the greatest gift that God has given us.  It’s free.  Taraji P. Henson

42. Love is life.  And if you miss love, you miss life.  Leo Buscalgia

43. Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.  - Harry Emerson Fosdick

44. Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.  - Khalil Gibran

45. Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.  -Dwight L. Moody

46. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.  - 1 Peter 4:8

47. Love is the beauty of the soul.  - Saint Augustine

48. At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.  - Martin Luther King, Jr.

49. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.  - Buddha

50. “Love perfects all things.”  - Bryant E. Hall, Sr.

Many times in life, we are driven by love or fear.  From your attitude to your actions, let love drive all your interactions.  Not only will our world be a better place, but also your world will be much better off with love in the driver’s seat.


Question: What’s your favorite “love” quote?  Leave your comments below.

Peace and Prosperity,
Bryant Hall
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